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1929 Luton Town beat Gillingham 8-0 in Division Three South with goals from Rennie(5), Yardley, Woods and Bedford. A. Rennie scored 148 goals in 307 matches for the club between 1926 and 1935.
1929 The first international goal scored directly from a corner as Scotland beat England 1-0 at Hampden Park. Alec Cheyne of Aberdeen managed the feat two minutes from full time. He had only come into the side at the last minute folowing the withdrawal of Rangers' Tommy Muirhead, and this was his only appearance in the International Championship. He did, however, play against France in Paris a year later.
1936 Luton Town beat Bristol Rovers 12-0 in Division Three South with goals from Payne(10), Martin and Roberts. This game made the record books on several counts. It was a record home victory for the division, it was Luton Town's record victory and Bristol Rovers' record defeat. Most significantly of all it became, and still is, an individual scoring record for any player in one Football League match. Remarkably this was Joe Payne's first game at centre-forward. The following season he set a Southern Section scoring record of 55 goals in a season.
1938 East Fife beat St Bernards 2-1 in the second replay of their Scottish Cup semi-final at Tynecastle. This was the first time two teams from the Second Division had contested a semi-final and East Fife went on to beat Kilmarnock, after a replay, in the Final. Thus they became the first Second Division side to win the trophy. In the six rounds, including the Final, East Fife were involved in five replays.
1946 Brothers David and John Shaw (Hibernian and Rangers respectively) played for Scotland against England at Wembley.